WHAT IS THE RDAP PROGRAM
RDAP was created by Congress pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3621 offering residential substance abuse treatment. It authorizes the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to reduce the sentences of non-violent offenders by up to one year. The voluntary program takes 500-hours, over roughly nine- to twelve months to fully complete and is available to all eligible federal inmates provided that they fulfill all requirements for program entry listed below.
Program Eligibility Criteria
• Addiction to Legal or Illegal Drugs or Alcohol (Program Eligibility)
• A Documentation of Substance Abuse (Early Release Eligibility)
• Lack a Criminal History of Ineligibilities (Disqualifying Offenses)
• Length of their Sentence (How Much Time Inmate’s Get Off)
WHAT QUALIFIES AN INMATES FOR RDAP
To validate RDAP eligibility, an inmate must be sentenced and serving time in a Federal Prison with a verifiable substance addiction problem.
Abuse or regular use of, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, PCP, Heroin, Marijuana, or prescription drugs such as Zanex, Codeine, Valium, Norcos or Vicodin satisfy the entrance criteria for the RDAP Program. BUT QUALIFYING FOR THE PROGRAM IS KEY TO GETTING TIME OFF!
America Prison Consultants can legally assist clients in validating eligibility requirements for RDAP, by having them evaluated by licensed drug treatment counselors, who can issue a chemical dependency report utilizing the same criteria that the Federal Bureau of Prisons uses to admit people into the RDAP Program.
HOW MUCH TIME CAN WE HELP YOU GET OFF?
By Federal law, inmates in federal prison may not get more than 1 year off their sentence for successfully completing the RDAP Program. The amount of time off an inmate is eligible to receive, is actually determined by the length of their original sentence.
• 37 Month Plus Sentence
(12 Months Off)
• 36 to 31 Months Sentence
(9 Months Off)
• 31 Months or Less Sentence
(6 Months Off)
WHO’S INELIGIBLE FOR EARLY RELEASE
• Un Sentenced Federal Detainees
• Non-U.S. Citizen Inmates
• Green Card Holders
• State Inmates
• DHC ICE Immigration Inmates
• US Military Inmates
In order to qualify, a defendant can’t have ANY violence or weapons convictions in their past, including domestic violence or crimes involving sexual contact. Defendants convicted on “Child Pornography” charges may still be eligible for early release provided they had no physical contact with minors.